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Great storytelling doesn’t just entertain, it energises.  


We are a small, independent and traditional press located in Clapham. We're London-based and the majority of our books are about Britain. But our memoirs and travelogues take you around the world. So do many of our thrillers. 


We publish page turners about politics. We grapple and engage, move and disturb, inform and entertain. 

We believe that protecting and promoting human rights, common decency and democracy safeguards our values and our future.  We encourage dialogue and debate on our YouTube channel


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Black Tea by Stephen Morris has been shortlisted for the Christopher Bland Royal Society of Literature Award 2020. Drachenhaus Verlag has published the German translation of Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta. Mercuria Press in the USA has republished Sarah Gray's books. Opera by Julie Anderson has been longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2023. Daisy Chain by Justine Gilbert has won the Page Turner Award 2022 and the Historical Fiction Company Silver Medal 2022, and has been shortlisted for the Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2024. 

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We are proud friends with Clapham Publishing Services, which helps authors with their editing and self-publishing needs. For more on Clapham Publishing, check out this delightful little vid.

Because we take chances on new voices and promote dialogue through free events, please support us.

While Claret Press books are available from all bookshops and online retailers, buying our books from the following links through our own shop means we and our authors receive a greater proportion of the sale at no extra cost to you. Our books may cost a little more than mass market reads, but those extra pennies help support all the work we do, such as publishing new authors and promoting dialogue around issues that affect us all. 

(Please note: our shop can only send out print copies to addresses within the UK, EU, US and Canada.)

You can also donate to us through our ko-fi page if you'd like to directly support our work.

Submitting to Claret Press

Submitting to Claret Press

If you're interested in submitting to Claret Press, send us a cover letter and a 25 page writing sample. Please read our submission guidelines beforehand. Our email address is


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We don't publish the following: poetry, self-help or spiritual, erotica, children's literature, picture books, art books, cookbooks, academic, educational, textbooks or screeds. We also don't republish self-published books.

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